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NCPA Endorses Bipartisan Bill to Address Egregious Pharmacy Audit, Reimbursement Tactics in Medicare
Date:5/7/2013

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bipartisan legislation that would let pharmacists devote more time to Medicare beneficiaries and less to haggling with drug benefit middlemen over clerical issues and below-cost payments for generic drugs was introduced in the U.S. Senate and won the backing of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) today.

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"Patients trust independent community pharmacists for the expert medication counseling and other services that they provide, such as immunizations and diabetes counseling," said B. Douglas Hoey , RPh, MBA. "Unfortunately, these pharmacist, small business owners face an increasing number of indefensible barriers to providing the level of care that their patients deserve and have come to expect. Often this is due to the unchecked authority that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) have over community pharmacies. This bipartisan legislation would achieve a more balanced business relationship between PBMs and community pharmacies and thereby allow pharmacists to continue putting patients first in health care."

The Medicare Prescription Drug Program Integrity and Transparency Act (S. 867) was introduced by U.S. Senators Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Jerry Moran (R-Kan.). It would focus pharmacy audits on uncovering actual fraud and abuse, bring transparency to generic drug reimbursement rates and give Medicare beneficiaries additional privacy and other protections.

First, the bill would rein in abusive audit tactics and ensure that any legitimately recouped funds are passed on to Medicare, not pocketed by middlemen. While Part D pharmacy audits are necessary to detect
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